48HourPrint.com Awards Scholarship to Lynn Classical High School Student
48HourPrint.com Chairman Jamie Aylwin, a 1988 graduate of Lynn Classical High School, recently awarded the Jamie Aylwin 48HourPrint.com Scholarship to Nicholas Huon, a graduating senior from the Lynn, Mass. school. Huon, who plans to major in engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, was voted Most Artistic by his classmates and designed logos and promotional materials for the school’s clubs and events.
“Growing up, I thought that if I ever become successful, I want to help people,” said Aylwin, who worked full time to continue his own education after high school. “I thought it would be nice to help someone else with their education.” This presentation marks the second time in four years that Aylwin has awarded a scholarship to a member of the Lynn Classical High School graduating class.
Aylwin founded Advanced Media Corporation with two friends in 2001, publishing a Boston nightlife magazine, before the trio launched 48HourPrint.com in 2003 to take advantage of the growing online printing industry. Today, 48HourPrint.com is a leader in online printing solutions and is headquartered in Boston, with printing facilities in Cleveland and Phoenix.
The company’s philanthropic efforts began in 2007 following the tsunami that devastated areas of Indonesia. At that time, Aylwin and his partners donated $10,000 of the company’s proceeds to relief efforts and then allotted a similar amount each month to charitable giving, such as a gift to a Massachusetts organization dedicated to shipping packages from family and friends at home to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.
Those efforts spawned 48HourPrint.com’s Giving Across America™ program, which awards printing sponsorships to nonprofits, charities, schools and churches to offset the printing costs of fundraising and promotional materials. Since 2007, 48HourPrint.com has donated more than $150,000 to more than 100 organizations, including the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in New Hampshire, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, youth organizations and social service agencies.